IMO : 9400497
Build : 2009 by STX Norway Offshore AS Langsten, Langsten in Norway, nr 704
We are proud to announce another entry in our “Monsters of the Sea”-category: The Far Samson. At the moment she is the most powerful offshore vessel / tug in the whole wide world, having a bollard pull of 423 tons continuous with all available power (26,000 kW). Using only the main propulsion she still achieves 377 tons bollard pull. She is an Ulstein special UT 761 CD design with the following specs, length: 21.5 m, breath: 26 m, Iceclass 1B, speed 19 knots at a draught of about 6.5 m. The vessel is especially designed for carrying out heavy ploughing operations for pipes and cables on the seabed, cutting trenches in the seabed in waters up to 1,000m deep.
Further she is equipped with a a DP3 dynamic positioning system driving various thrusters for station keeping, a moonpool, a 250 tons crane and a 315 tons A-frame, both active heave compensated and a working class Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). 100 berths are available from the crew.
Recently she has been awarded Offshore Support Journal’s ‘Ship of the Year 2009′ award because: “Apart from its world record-breaking bollard pull, Far Samson is an innovative vessel in many respects, and incorporates a wide range of new technology.”
I wouldn’t mind taking her out for a spin around the local platforms…………where can I sign on???